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The Potty Boot Camp is a remarkably successful new toilet training method developed by Dr. Suzanne Riffel. It combines a number of well-known techniques into one unique and EFFECTIVE program. Learn a LOT more by visiting our website at www.ThePottyBootCamp.com.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

How to "Sneak" Extra Fiber Into Your Toddler's Diet

During potty training, it is not uncommon for toddlers to develop constipation or " stool withholding," to the point that it might be days between a bowel movements.  When this happens, it is very important for parents to try to add fiber to their child's diet.  A lot of children at this age are very picky eaters so it might be difficult to add a fiber is foods.  Instead, parents can sneak a bit of fiber into the diet by using commercially prepared products like Metamucil  or Benefiber.

One method is to add Metamucil (unflavored) in your child's milk or juice every morning.  It is odorless and tasteless so he likely will not know it is there.  A general rule of thumb is to use ½ of the recommended adult dose.  In addition, try to offer your child high fiber foods like prunes or apples if he will accept it.

If constipation persists for more than three or four days, consult your pediatrician.

Eight good resource for parents about childhood constipation is the book "Overcoming Childhood Bladder and Bowel Problems."  (See below.)






Post by Suzanne Riffel, author of "The Potty Boot Camp: Basic Training for Toddlers" - a new, fast, easy toilet training method that produces remarkable results.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Decorate Your Toilet to Motivate Your Toddler

If you are looking for a fun way to motivate your toddler two head to the bathroom, check out Toilet Tattoos.  Touted as a " fun and whimsical way" to decorate your bathroom, the company that manufactures this product has a wide variety of designs available.

Three of the designs are in particular specific to toilet training.  According to the Toilet Tattoos company, "The first toilet training chart designed for direct application to the toilet lid. It not only provides the child with an immediate connection between the desired behavior and the reward, but also teaches the child to put down the toilet lid after using the commode. The child applies the reward sticker to the Toilet Tattoo themselves, exercising their hand-eye coordination. Works on even the most resistant child!"

Many parents have used stickers as a toilet training reward for many years.  The toilet tattoo company has provided a unique twist to the standard sticker chart because the sticker gets applied directly to the toilet!  What little one does not enjoy defacing your home by applying stickers in places where they typically should not??

The Toilet Tattoosare available from Amazon.com or directly from the Toilet Tattoos website at http://www.toilet-tattoos.com/ .









 
Post by Suzanne Riffel, author of "The Potty Boot Camp: Basic Training for Toddlers" - a new, fast, easy toilet training method that produces remarkable results.

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